On September 21, 2012 Ceiba joined forces with other Latino organizations in Philadelphia to provide free assistance to voters in need of photo identification. Under a new Pennsylvania law, all voters will be required to present photo ID in order to be able to vote.
Ceiba and the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania have released a Voter ID Resource List to provide Philadelphia residents with the information they need to ensure they will have proper ID and be able to vote.
Concilio will host a homeownership workshop to educate the community on how to become successful homeowners and prevent foreclosure. The topics include budgeting, credit repair, mortgage and the purchase process. Philadelphia residents who attend the workshop will be potentially eligible for a city grant that assists qualified purchasers with their closing costs.
Workshop location: 709 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
On July 13, 2012 Ceiba Executive Director Will Gonzalez spoke at a press conference to inform the community about a new Voter ID law and to share information about how to obtain a valid birth certificate and photo ID.
Ceiba Executive Director Will Gonzalez and Ceiba board member Luis Mora of Finanta have been selected as winners in the 2012 Minority Business Leader Awards Program. The awards offer recognition to top level corporate executives and advocates of ethnic backgrounds.